NCAA Women's Golf Championship: Stanford, USC in good shape heading into final stroke play round
Round three -- Saturday's round two was skipped due to inclement weather -- of the NCAA Women's Golf Championship is complete at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Five Pac-12 teams are gunning for a top-eight finish which would advance them to match play, set to begin Tuesday. Two teams are in good shape, one is well within striking distance, and the others have work to do Monday morning.
The Cardinal shot +10 and finished round 2 third overall in frigid Sugar Grove behind stellar rounds from Andrea Lee and Albane Valenzuela. Lee carded a 1-under-par 71 in round two, birdying six times. Valenzuela carded a 73, birdying three times.
They had some fans stop by for a visit along the way, too:
— Stanford WGolf (@StanfordWGolf) May 22, 2017
The Trojans are two strokes within the top eight entering Monday. Robyn Ree followed a rough first round by shooting evein par in round two.
The Sun Devils are well within striking distance, just one strike behind Miami for eighth place. Monica Vaughn continued her strong tournament play, scoring par in round two. The Sun Devils are neck-and-neck with Texas; both teams sit in ninth with 680 scores. The desert dwellers were not feeling the weather, though:
— Sun Devil W. Golf (@SunDevilGolf) May 21, 2017
The Bears are just five stroke behind the Sun Devils, six behind the cut.
The Ducks sit in last place after shooting +31 in round two. The Ducks are 32 strokes outside the cut.
The top nine individuals unaffiliated with a top eight team will make it to the next round. Susie Cavanagh, representing the Beavs, is tied for 114th overall with a 166 overall score after two rounds.